These sources exclusively use humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Primarily these sources are clear that they are satire and do not attempt to deceive. See all Satire sources.
- Overall, we rate the Political Garbage Chute a fully transparent satire website that appeals to the left.
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 (2020)
Founded in 2012, the Political Garbage Chute is a satirical website that covers politics often mocking conservatives and President Donald Trump. According to their about page “Named by Snopes as the “most trustworthyfullish fake news outlet” in the entire known and unknown universe. Laughing AT politicians, not with them.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Political Garbage Chute is owned by James Schlarmann who writes or owns other satire websites such as Alternative Facts, Alternative Science, The Pastiche Post, and Satirical Facts. Revenue is derived through advertising and the sale of merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Political Garbage Chute appropriately disclaims they are satire on every page with this line “All work is satirical, Billy.” Most satire is political and generally mocks the right with stories such as this Fauci Confirms Rand Paul is a ‘Flaming Douchebag With Absolutely Shitty Hair,’ Medically Speaking or this Hannity: “If Trump Had Been President During the Civil War, We Would’ve Won It”. In general, this is a transparent satire website.
Overall, we rate the Political Garbage Chute a fully transparent satire website that appeals to the left. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2016) Updated (5/16/2020)